Each year, thousands of people descend upon the small coastal city of Eastport, Maine, to celebrate Independence Day. There are some junk vendors, and a few rides for the kids, and in the afternoon there is the parade, which is always interesting to watch. At night, the fireworks show is spectacular, and has been rated by some national magazines as one of the top 10 in the country for 4th of July fireworks shows.
I didn't go to the fireworks this year, but I was there for the parade, and my wife had the foresight to bring the digital camera along. I took charge of it, and snapped a whole bunch of nice pictures of the parade. I'd like to share just a few highlights. (To prevent excessive load time, these photos have been reduced in size and quality).
Atlantic Clarion Steel Band
"One of these days, I'm gonna plow right into one of these crowds for the heck of it.""Shaddup and drive the dang car!"
(them Canuck kids must wish they were Americans on the 4th of July!)
Yea! My hometown is 200 years old!
(They should have had Helen Brooks jump out of the cake!)
A really enthused celebrant!
|1930 Ford Woody Wagon. They sure don't make them like they used to!|
|The rampaging hordes come marching down in the wake of the parade! Ah, survived another year!|